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Construct validity of the assessment of balance in children who are developing typically and in children with hearing impairments

Alexandra De Kegel UGent, Ingeborg Dhooge UGent, Wim Peersman UGent, Johan Rijckaert UGent, Tina Baetens UGent, Dirk Cambier UGent and Hilde Van Waelvelde UGent (2010) PHYSICAL THERAPY. 90(12). p.1783-1794
abstract
Background. Children with hearing impairments have a higher risk for deficits in balance and gross motor skills compared with children who are developing typically. As balance is a fundamental ability for the motor development of children, a valid and reliable assessment to identify weaknesses in balance is crucial. Objective. The purpose of this study was to investigate the construct validity of posturography and clinical balance tests in children with hearing impairments and in children who are developing typically. Methods. The study involved 53 children with typical development and 23 children with hearing impairments who were between 6 and 12 years of age and without neuromotor or orthopedic disorders. All participants completed 3 posturography tests (modified Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction of Balance [mCTSIB], unilateral stance, and tandem stance) and 4 clinical balance tests (one-leg stance with eyes open and with eyes closed, balance beam walking, and one-leg hopping). Results. Three conditions of the mCTSIB, unilateral stance, and 2 clinical balance tests were able to distinguish significantly between the 2 groups. Children with hearing impairments showed more difficulties in balance tasks compared with children who were developing typically when 1 or 2 types of sensory information were eliminated or disturbed. The study showed only low to moderate correlations among the different methods of evaluating balance. Conclusions. Clinical balance tests and posturography offer different but complementary information. An assessment protocol for balance consisting of posturography and clinical balance tasks is proposed. Static and dynamic balance abilities could not be differentiated and seem not to be a valid dichotomy.
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DEAF-CHILDREN, TEST-RETEST RELIABILITY, COCHLEAR IMPLANTATION, MOTOR DEVELOPMENT, FUNCTIONAL PERFORMANCE, VESTIBULAR DEFICITS, DYNAMIC BALANCE, TESTS, POSTUROGRAPHY, DISABILITY
journal title
PHYSICAL THERAPY
Phys. Ther.
volume
90
issue
12
pages
1783 - 1794
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Article
Web of Science id
000284822700009
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REHABILITATION
JCR impact factor
2.645 (2010)
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3/42 (2010)
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1 (2010)
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0031-9023
DOI
10.2522/ptj.20100080
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English
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yes
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A1
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1096411
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1096411
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2011-01-10 13:23:44
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2011-01-19 16:58:55
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  abstract     = {Background. Children with hearing impairments have a higher risk for deficits in balance and gross motor skills compared with children who are developing typically. As balance is a fundamental ability for the motor development of children, a valid and reliable assessment to identify weaknesses in balance is crucial.
Objective. The purpose of this study was to investigate the construct validity of posturography and clinical balance tests in children with hearing impairments and in children who are developing typically.
Methods. The study involved 53 children with typical development and 23 children with hearing impairments who were between 6 and 12 years of age and without neuromotor or orthopedic disorders. All participants completed 3 posturography tests (modified Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction of Balance [mCTSIB], unilateral stance, and tandem stance) and 4 clinical balance tests (one-leg stance with eyes open and with eyes closed, balance beam walking, and one-leg hopping).
Results. Three conditions of the mCTSIB, unilateral stance, and 2 clinical balance tests were able to distinguish significantly between the 2 groups. Children with hearing impairments showed more difficulties in balance tasks compared with children who were developing typically when 1 or 2 types of sensory information were eliminated or disturbed. The study showed only low to moderate correlations among the different methods of evaluating balance.
Conclusions. Clinical balance tests and posturography offer different but complementary information. An assessment protocol for balance consisting of posturography and clinical balance tasks is proposed. Static and dynamic balance abilities could not be differentiated and seem not to be a valid dichotomy.},
  author       = {De Kegel, Alexandra and Dhooge, Ingeborg and Peersman, Wim and Rijckaert, Johan and Baetens, Tina and Cambier, Dirk and Van Waelvelde, Hilde},
  issn         = {0031-9023},
  journal      = {PHYSICAL THERAPY},
  keyword      = {DEAF-CHILDREN,TEST-RETEST RELIABILITY,COCHLEAR IMPLANTATION,MOTOR DEVELOPMENT,FUNCTIONAL PERFORMANCE,VESTIBULAR DEFICITS,DYNAMIC BALANCE,TESTS,POSTUROGRAPHY,DISABILITY},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {12},
  pages        = {1783--1794},
  title        = {Construct validity of the assessment of balance in children who are developing typically and in children with hearing impairments},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.2522/ptj.20100080},
  volume       = {90},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
De Kegel, Alexandra, Ingeborg Dhooge, Wim Peersman, Johan Rijckaert, Tina Baetens, Dirk Cambier, and Hilde Van Waelvelde. 2010. “Construct Validity of the Assessment of Balance in Children Who Are Developing Typically and in Children with Hearing Impairments.” Physical Therapy 90 (12): 1783–1794.
APA
De Kegel, A., Dhooge, I., Peersman, W., Rijckaert, J., Baetens, T., Cambier, D., & Van Waelvelde, H. (2010). Construct validity of the assessment of balance in children who are developing typically and in children with hearing impairments. PHYSICAL THERAPY, 90(12), 1783–1794.
Vancouver
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De Kegel A, Dhooge I, Peersman W, Rijckaert J, Baetens T, Cambier D, et al. Construct validity of the assessment of balance in children who are developing typically and in children with hearing impairments. PHYSICAL THERAPY. 2010;90(12):1783–94.
MLA
De Kegel, Alexandra, Ingeborg Dhooge, Wim Peersman, et al. “Construct Validity of the Assessment of Balance in Children Who Are Developing Typically and in Children with Hearing Impairments.” PHYSICAL THERAPY 90.12 (2010): 1783–1794. Print.